Skills to serve the sectors
These actions include testing, technical support, expertise, product design, quality certification, technology monitoring and professional training.
FCBA thus promotes its multiple skills to the market leader manufacturers, the numerous SME-SMIs in the sector and the craftsmen who are very present in the forestry-wood and furniture sectors. Regulatory changes lead the Institute to intervene in the fields of safety, ergonomics, design, environmental protection, product life span, recycling, etc.
Working with the sectors on collective actions
FCBA participates in the development of sectors of activity through various collective and transversal actions:
And also through private services
Design and innovation support
It is aimed at companies in the 1st and 2nd stages of processing as well as at specifiers. In particular, FCBA assists construction companies in designing and building with wood. FCBA is also involved in product design and more particularly in the field of innovation, through the INNOVATHEQUE resource center
FCBA intervenes to evaluate the conformity and performance of a product or a process in relation to a standardisation or a specification for a given use. The tests make it possible to verify that the product’s performance complies with the requirements of the quality mark
FCBA is a certifying body in the regulatory field (CE marking/RPC) and voluntary, and issues certifications under the CTB mark (which has been in existence for more than 65 years) and, by mandate from AFNOR Certification, the NF mark. FCBA is also a certifying body that intervenes on behalf of certifications or labels belonging to other organisations (PEFC, FSC, Bois français (now Bois de France), Origine France Garantie, Bois des Alpes, IG Sièges de Liffol…). To date, FCBA manages 36 quality marks and issues more than 3,500 certificates to about 1,800 companies.
In the event of a claim or dispute, FCBA can act as a sapiteur to an insurance or legal expert. (The sapiteur is a specialist in a very specific field who will provide the legal expert with knowledge that is outside his competence)